2" x 3" Button Magnet
The logging town of Cass was founded in 1901 by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. Construction on the railroad began that year to haul lumber from the mountain to the mill in town. Gear-driven Shay engines were used for their ability to haul heavy loads on steep mountain grades. Engine number 5, the oldest of these locomotives, has continued to chug up Cheat Mountain for nearly 115 years.